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Near Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hibbs Bridge

 
 
Hibbs Bridge - National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By T. Elizabeth Renich, May 31, 2015
1. Hibbs Bridge - National Register of Historic Places
Inscription. Built by Uriel Glasscock in 1829 for $3,500, Hibbs Bridge replaced an 1817 wooden structure destroyed by floods in 1822. Integral to commerce along Snickers Gap Turnpike. It was called Beaverdam Bridge until 1857 when Stephen and William Hibbs purchased adjacent land to operate grist and saw mills. Double barrel vaults, arch keystones and conical pilasters reflect the proven durability of ancient Roman designs and the need to withstand heavy loads and floods. Local citizens fought 17 years to realize restorations completed in 2007. Today it is one of only four operational Virginia stone bridges.
 
Location. 39° 2.256′ N, 77° 43.362′ W. Marker is near Middleburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Snickersville Turnpike (County Route 734) and Hibbs Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east on Snickersville Turnpike. Click for map. Located on the west side of the Hibbs Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Unison (approx. 1.6 miles away); Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation (approx. 1.6 miles away); White Pump Drovers Tavern
Hibbs Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 19, 2008
2. Hibbs Bridge Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); History of St. Louis (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Unison (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bushrod Lynn (approx. 4.4 miles away); Battle of Aldie (approx. 4.5 miles away); America's Oldest Agriculture College (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hibbs Bridge. The bridge has not only stood the test of time and the elements, but also plans that would have replaced the it with a more modern structure. Efforts by the Snickersville Turnpike Association saved the bridge. (Submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Hibbs Bridge West Side Approaches image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 19, 2008
3. Hibbs Bridge West Side Approaches
The Hibbs Bridge East Side Approaches image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 19, 2008
4. The Hibbs Bridge East Side Approaches
The Hibbs Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 19, 2008
5. The Hibbs Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by T. Elizabeth Renich of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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